#CFC50 Games of the Week (West/Maritimes) RECAP [3]: 2 major upsets, several dominate victories

We will be previewing the #CFC50 Games of the Week for Canada West and the Maritimes. While this will be generally geared towards the #CFC50 ranked teams, we want to hear from you if there are great rivalry games or exciting matchups, regardless of tier or division, that we aren’t aware of. Send us a ‘heads up’ and we’ll see what we can do: [email protected].

*Note: Some information was not available at press time. It will be added as it becomes available. 

….and now let’s get to it with this week’s #CFC50 Games of the Week RECAPS


Feature photo courtesy: Bev Facey Football Facebook

[#CFCscores for BC]


Courtesy: Mount Douglas Rams

No. 17 Vancouver College Fighting Irish (0-1, 2-1) 28, No. 8 Mount Douglas Rams (1-0, 3-0) 33

In what might have been the best game of the regular season in BC this year, Mount Douglas defeated Vancouver College 33-28 with a late touchdown drive.

Once again, Gideone Kremler had a great game with 340 yards of total offense and 2 touchdown passes to go along with 2 rushing touchdowns. Also stepping up for Mt. Doug was Josh Lucas who had 11 catches for 173 yards. Defensively, the Rams were led by Soren Hallschmids with 7 solo tackles followed by Quinn Jenish who had 6 solo tackles.

For Vancouver College, #CFC100 RB Michael Le had 19 carries for 166 yards and continues to be the leading AAA rusher in BC. Jaxon DeRoza led the Irish defense with 13 total tackles and Eddie Gonzalez pitched in 11 tackles himself.

Courtesy: STM

No. 12 Terry Fox Ravens (1-0, 0-2) 37, No. 45 St. Thomas More Knights (0-1, 1-1) 20

Terry Fox got back to its winning ways led by #CFC100 RB/LB Jeremie Kankolongo who ran for 136 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also had 9 defensive tackles.

Although STM made critical mistakes and had several missed opportunities throughout the game, STM continues to improve every week as their QB, Kolby Buljevic completed 21 of 32 for 289 yards passing to go along with 3 touchdowns and 1 interception. Anthony Prpic had 7 receptions for 96 yards and 1 TD, Connor Hayek had 3 receptions for 82 yards and 2 TD’s, while Devon Hayek had 8 receptions for 54 yards. On defense, Mateo Morreira had 9 tackles, Tyler Eckert had 5 tackles and 2 sacks, and Mateo Carteri had 8 tackles.

“We played them tough but had several missed opportunities and mistakes.  The big thing for us was turnovers and not converting on both offense and defense.  We had 4 turnovers on offense and gave up several 3rd and 4th down conversions on defense.  We also had momentum and then would follow that up with a break down on special teams.” Coach Mark Townsend, STM


Hyacks #10 Sammy Sidhu

Hyacks #10 Sammy Sidhu

Photo courtesy: Jennifer Gauthier/The Record

Recap courtesy: New Westminster Hyacks

No. 16 New Westminster Hyacks (1-0, 2-1) 51, Carson Graham (0-3) 0

Over 1500 people showed up for New West’s homecoming game versus AAA newcomer, Carson Graham.

Despite the score, neither team executed offensively as the weather played a role. New West made a few big plays, but was not consistent at running their base offense as they put the ball on the ground 5 times and had 11 penalties.

Offensively, New West’s Sammy Sidhu had 147 yards rushing on 7 carries to go along with 2 touchdowns. Lucas Savau also had 100 yards rushing as the Hyacks had over 400 yards rushing on the evening. Defensively, Connor Pattison had 11 total tackles and 2 tackles for loss.

“Despite the score I don’t think we executed our base run plays very well. We relied a lot on big plays and there’s no doubt we have some good athletes and when they get into space they’re tough to stop. But we’ll need to be better next week on our base offense when we go to Notre Dame next week. – Head Coach Farhan Lalji, Hyacks

No. 49 South Delta Sun Devils (1-0, 2-0) 36, Belmont Bulls (0-1) 27

In a hard fought game, the Sun Devils relied on a 2 quarterback system that included Michael Calvert and Ben McDonald who combined were 24 of 34 for 386 yards passing to go along with 4 touchdown passes. Calvert, who was also returning kicks, returned a punt 60 yards for another touchdown.

Belmont was led offensively by their QB, Darian Jules who was 15 of 21 for 250 yards passing with 3 touchdowns. The game featured #CFC100 OL Dontae Bull. #CFC100 LB Grant McDonald continued to sit out as he is recovering from an injury in last week’s game.

John Barsby (0-1) 34,  Ballenas (1-0) 35 

The rumble on the island proved to be a dramatic affaire just as we predicted as the AA No. 3 in the province Bulldogs fell to the Whalers of Ballenas.

Whalers quarterback, Ben Robinson ran for 3 touchdowns and added another on the ground and proved to be the deciding factor in the game.

The Bulldogs ran for close to 350 yards on the ground to go along with 4 rushing touchdowns. Stating running back Justin MacKay-Topley rushed 18 times for 218 yards and 3 scores.

Source: Kelowna Owls

Kelowna Owls (0-1) 0, Lord Tweedsmuir (1-0) 47 

It was a heartbreaking home opener for the KSS Owls.  It didn’t seem that they were able to get any momentum going throughout the game.  When it looked like they were getting something going, penalties stopped it.

Derek Best carried 15 times for 190 yds and 4 TDs (30,5,6,16). Joel Kaassen had two carries for 90 yds and 2 TDs (13,77). Dawson Marchant caught a 9 yd TD from Walter Dingwall. The defence had 11 sacks. Cole Irwin lad the defence with 8 tackles including two sacks. Zach Davies finished with five tackles and three sacks.

“It was definitely a learning experience for all of us.  As a young team we are learning new things everyday.  We are still trying to establish an identity that we can be proud of.  We need to understand the work ethic required if we want to be competitors in the AAA Eastern Conference.”


[#CFCscores for AB]


Courtesy: St. Francis Browns

No. 1 St. Francis Browns (2-0, 1-0) 42, William Aberhart Orange (0-2) 0

The Orange crush strikes again. St. Francis dominated Aberhart leading 37-0 with 6 minutes remaining in the first half as the Browns backups played the last two and a half quarters of the game.

There were a number of #CFC100‘s in the game who, because they only played one and a half quarters, had limited stats.

No. 3 Bev Facey Falcons (3-0, 2-0) 52, Jasper Place (2-2) 7

Bev Facey controlled this game from start to finish. #CFC100 RB Chuba Hubbard did not play due to illness.


No. 15 Harry Ainlay Titans (4-0, 1-0) 34, Salisbury Sabres (0-4) 10

Will be updated once stats are submitted


No. 23 Henry Wise Wood Warriors (2-0, 0-1) 49, Robert Thirsk Comets (0-2) 3

Will be updated once stats are submitted


No. 38 Notre Dame Pride (1-0, 0-1) 36, Ernest Manning Griffins (0-2) 7

Will be updated once stats are submitted

No. 46 LCI Rams (1-0, 1-2) 41, Cardston Cougars  (0-1, 1-1) 35

A game that had over 800 yards of total offense and several lead changes, was eventually decided by an 18 yard touchdown run late in the 4th quarter, followed by a 2 point conversion.

The Rams were led by the RB Tanner Sudo who had 29 rushing attempts for 245 yards and 4 touchdowns. Tanner McLachlan had 4 receptions for 93 yards.


[#CFCscores for SK]

No. 4 Leboldus Golden Suns (3-0, 1-0) 42, Riffel Royals (1-1) 14

Leboldus dominated the one opponent that some thought would give them their biggest challenge.

On offense, the Golden Suns were led by #CFC100 RB Semba Mbasela who had 124 rushing yards rushing on 24 carries. He also added 40 yards on 3 receptions, one of them going for a touchdown. Starting quarterback Donnelly threw for 277 yards to go along with 3 touchdown passes. These two led the Suns offense to the victory.


No. 21 Holy Cross Crusaders (3-0) 27, Walter Murray Marauders (2-1) 6

Will be updated once stats are submitted

No. 27 Campbell Tartans (2-1) 53, Winston Knoll Crusaders (0-2) 20

Will be updated once stats are submitted

No. 41 Centennial Chargers (3-0) 38, Bishop Mahoney Saints (1-2) 7

Centennial runs away from the Saints on the shoulders of RB Matthew Baraniuk who ran the ball 21 times for 276 yards with 2 touchdowns. Baraniuk was easily the deciding factor in this game.

The Saints only score was a 38 yard touchdown catch by receiver Ethan Godsend.


[#CFCscores for MB]

No. 11 St. Paul’s Crusaders (3-0) 42, Sisler Spartans (1-2) 0

St. Paul’s scored 5 rushing touchdowns as they Crusaders dominated the Spartans 42-0. Starting RB Remi Tshiovo had 4 carries for 117 yards averaging 29 yards per carry. As a team, St. Pauls average close to 17 yards per carry on the ground.

Sisler lone bright spot was RB Brayden Dejarlais who had 102 yards rushing on 14 carries.

No. 20 Vincent Massey Trojans (2-1, 0-1) 34, Dakota Lancers (0-2) 0

Will be updated once stats are submitted


[#CFCscores for NB]

No. 42 Tantramar Regional Titans (3-0) 28, Moncton Purple Knight (1-2) 6

Tantramar continues its winning ways with a 28-6 score over the Knights. With a running game with over 350 yards rushing accumulations for all four touchdowns.

RB Aidan O’Neal continued his video game stat season with 240 yards rushing on 24 attempts with 2 touchdowns.


[#CFCscores for NS]

Cole Harbour Cavaliers, Cobequid Ed. Centre Cougars 

Will be updated once stats and score are submitted


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